Host | World Report
Journalist | marketplace
David Common wakes up every morning at "Dark o'Clock" to host World
Report, the morning national newscast with more than a million
listeners. He also remains a Correspondent with CBC News, and has
become quite good at moving, with postings to New York, Paris,
Toronto, Fredericton, Winnipeg and Regina.
Born in Winnipeg, David grew up in Toronto, went to York University in
Toronto and Stockholm University in Sweden. He started with CBC as an
intern at our London, England bureau in 1998.
David knows travel - he's reported from more than 50 countries, from
the beaches of the Seychelles Islands to eight separate trips to
Afghanistan. He helped cover the 2003 invasion of Iraq, toured the
Arctic on a Canadian icebreaker, covered the devastating earthquake in
Haiti, the tsunami in Japan, elections in the US, and once interviewed
Elmo from Sesame Street.
Common has received several awards, nominated for a Gemini twice - winning once under the Best Reportage category. He's also one of the
CBC's multi-skilled journalists, able to shoot and edit his own
stories as needed.
He currently lives in Toronto with his wife and two daughters